Based in West Yorkshire, Quair Books is run by Dr F L Philip.  Following her undergraduate degree she worked for one of London’s best-loved rare and antiquarian booksellers.  She returned to academia to pursue an MA (Gender Studies) and funded PhD (undertaking research in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, amongst other archives), before lecturing and researching at the University of Leeds across a range of humanities disciplines.  Her thesis focused on the interwar output of the little known modernist author and impresario, Bryher, and the experimental film group, POOL (1927-33).  It worked at the juncture of literary and cinematic modernisms, exploring the creative negotiations Bryher, and POOL, deployed in order to represent and speak as dissident sexual subjectivities mapping and unpacking their various ‘queer articulations’.  Fiona is a graduate of YABS (York Antiquarian Book Seminar) 2018.

You can find us at book fairs, as well as online via our AbeBooks catalogue.  We do not have public premises.  We will be standing at the following PBFA fairs in 2019 (click through for further information and, where available, complimentary tickets):

Durham Book Fair 9 February

Harrogate Premier 15-16 March

Ilkley 26-27 July

Bakewell 17 August

York National Book Fair 13-14 September

Edinburgh 30 November

London Christmas Book Fair 7 December